US Youth Futsal

U.S. Youth Futsal Referee Development provides officials with the highest level opportunities for development through quality tournaments and camps, and most importantly, our close relationship with the FIFA Futsal Instructor and FIFA Futsal Referee.

U.S. Youth Futsal works closely with the U.S. Soccer Federation and state referee organizations to ensure that all officials and assignors are certified and annually recertified. Assignors and referees must be U.S. Soccer certified to work USYF games.

Referee Opportunities

The U.S. Youth Futsal Regional Championships, National Championships, Regional I.D. Camps and National I.D. Camp are designated as excellent opportunities for referee development. The Northeast Regional Futsal Championships in Boston and the U.S. Youth Futsal National Championships and National I.D. Camp in Kansas City annually include the presence of FIFA Futsal Instructor Ed Marco of U.S. Soccer and FIFA Futsal Referee Shane Butler. For these three events, referees must apply online and must be selected by the Referee Committee, which is led by Mr. Marco.

U.S. Youth Futsal Referee Program

The USYF Referee Program offers individual league training to leagues and support training to all states. Top US Soccer and FIFA officials are in place to fulfil the needs that may arise over the course of the pre-season, playing season, and offseason. USYF can also cover Spanish language needs for Referee training.

All instructors/ trainers will be assigned by the USYF Coordinator of Referees. Instructional content will be US Soccer training materials and focus areas selected for the current seasons by USYF Referee committee members. Custom content can be designed on request for individual leagues and Futsal organizations.


Training clinics and Referee courses will include travel days and instructional days for all instructors assigned. Every effort will be made to reasonably limit costs. In addition, USYF feels strongly that working with US Soccer and each state association to be an important ingredient regarding building and growing Futsal in each specific area. USYF Referee Coordinator will gladly assist in contacting and coordinating with each state association Referee Committee to ensure that each course meets or exceeds US Soccer certification, re-certification, and training requirements.

The cost for training events and sessions will be based on a per diem rate that includes travel days associated with the event or session and may include or be replaced by a per attendee rate for instructional days. To see what works best for your needs please contact the USYF Coordinator of Referees to discuss the best approach.